Progress Continues On Y Pant School

Staff and pupils of Y Pant Comprehensive School look set to be given the green light to move in to their new premises in December as work continues to progress on the construction of the state-of-the-art school.  The work is part of the Labour Council’s £24 million 21st Century Schools programme, supported by significant investment from the Labour administration in the Welsh Assembly.

Councillor Eudine Hanagan was accompanied by Pontypridd MP Owen Smith for a tour of the new facilities by contractors Morgan Sindall, where flooring was being laid and classrooms fitted in preparation for the delivery of new furniture and fittings by the end of November.

Councillor Hanagan, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “I was delighted to see all the progress being made at Y Pant Comprehensive School and share the pride with Owen Smith MP.

We were both overwhelmed by the standard of work being carried out and also the amazing facilities that the staff and pupils will enjoy when they move into their new premises next year.

We look forward to making a return visit when staff and pupils are in their new facilities.

Work on the new school building, as part of the Council’s £24m, 21st Century Schools investment, is on target for completion very soon and the excitement continues to build.

It is an exciting time for all involved in the Y Pant Comprehensive School development.”

Councillor Hanagan was also quick to acknowledge the efforts of the staff and pupils, who have remained on-site whilst the development progresses, in achieving their best ever GCSE results, adding: “This year’s GCSE results were the best ever for Y Pant demonstrating the positive, ‘business as usual’ approach that staff and pupils have adopted whilst the substantial improvements to school facilities have been, and continue to be, carried out.

The council remains committed to providing the best possible school facilities for pupils across Rhondda Cynon Taf and we are grateful for the ongoing support of Welsh Labour Government via the 21st Century Schools programme.”

Further information on the developments of Y Pant School can be found here.

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